Top names Lanre Da Silva-Ajayi, DJ Cuppy (aka Florence Otedola) and her blogger sis Temi, Samson Soboye and more have been featured in British Vogue‘s December’15 issue, with a feature entitled “African Ties.”
The piece describes the Nigerian fashion scene, Lagos style and Nigeria’s tastes, with visuals of pieces by labels like Tiffany Amber, Tsemayi Binitie and Lisa Folawiyo included to provide a picture of the industry and its movers and shakers – also referred to by the magazine as the “London-Lagos Jet-Set”.
Ms Silva-Ajayi is quoted in schooling Vogue on the city that inspired her recent collection, saying;
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“Abeokuta is one of Nigeria’s go-to destinations for adire craftsmanship, which ha sheen passed down from generation to generation.”
Menswear designer and London-based African boutique owner, Samson Soboye says of the culture’s champagne habit;
“Yes, they do like ostentatious displays of wealth. Nigerians are very aspirational and are a very proud race.”
Meanwhile, the Otedola sisters explain how their Nigeria roots intertwine alongside Western styles within their wardrobes, blogger Temi telling Vogue;
“I wear a lot of homegrown designers. I love how they use our heritage and culture to make really modern pieces.”
DJ Cuppy, who shares that she finds her Vlisco via Liverpool Street, takes them to a tailor and will;
“…Wear my ankara pieces with sparkly headphones.”
The piece seems only to touch the surface of what Nigerian fashion is all about, but is the latest in a line of articles from the publication that shines a light on Lagos’ style sensibilities.
While we congratulate Lanre Da Silva-Ajayi, DJ Cuppy, Tei Otedola and Samson Soboye on the feature, we’re keen to know what you’d tell Vogue on Nigerian fashion should you have the chance – let us know in the comments box below or online by tagging us @SPICETVAFRICA.
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